Opinions on Fobus Paddle holsters?


November 6, 2003, 09:24 AM
I am curious, what is the opinion of the Fobus Paddle holsters? I found a place that stocks these for most all popular handguns.

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November 6, 2003, 02:18 PM
They're not bad for cheap money. However, I prefer the Sidearmor offerings, but they're not cheap!

November 6, 2003, 02:58 PM
I have one for my Chief Special. The revolver sticks out too far. It does hold it secure though. I have switched to an inside waist holster by Uncle Mike's. Byron

November 6, 2003, 04:39 PM
My Fobus paddle for my Glock19 rides high and tight.
It's more comfortable than IWB for me.
If I know I can wear a jacket or coat all day, inside and outside,
I'll wear the Fobus.

Quality is fair, but it's cheap.
You get what you pay for.

Oleg Volk
November 6, 2003, 11:31 PM
Comfortable but not rigid, gun flops against the side whe I move. G-Code solved that problem.

November 7, 2003, 02:19 AM
Comfortable but doesn't hold the gun as close to the body as IWB. Also the rentention system doesn't feel quite as sure as a more rigid holster. But for the price, it's almost "why not?"

Denny Hansen
November 7, 2003, 04:52 PM
Pretty fair holster for the money. Be advised that the rivets that hold the paddle to the holster will rip out if stressed enough, such as in retention drills.


November 7, 2003, 05:13 PM
I don't like the one i have for my P14.45 LDA. At first it wouldn't release until i REALLY YANKED on it, then i realized i had to give it a hearty tug at the perfect angle and that worked for a while then it went back to having to be REALLY YANKED, i mean to the point where you wonder if your going to rip you pants.

I would not even think of using one for self-defense use, for range sessions or for carrying your plinker around fine but for a situation where your life may depend on you getting your gun out NOW and maybe from a funky angle then its a definite no IMO.

Spend the extra $30-50 for a real kydex holster. Don't go cheap on your holster, it doesn't do you a bit of good to have that $800 Kimber if you can't get it out of your holster or if for that matter if it clatters to the deck while your running/fighting cause it didn't retain good enough.

Spending money on a good defensive HG and going cheap on the holster is like finally getting that Carrera and putting the cheapest noname tires you can find on it.

November 7, 2003, 05:25 PM
Don't like them.....

I kept mine only to use as a loaner at the range.


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November 7, 2003, 09:19 PM
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November 9, 2003, 06:16 AM
I've had one for my G17 for about 4 months now and I have no complaints. It holds the gun securely yet doesn't hinder the drawstroke and is still concealable under an untucked T-shirt.

November 9, 2003, 02:49 PM
They are alright, but you have to boil them first to get away from that nasty draw!!!
I had to boil mine for three minutes, pluck it out, shake the water off then immediately jam the gun into it. It was fine after that!!!

November 11, 2003, 09:26 PM
I've got one for a j-frame and Glock 19. The j-frame only sees range use because the j-frame is usually in the pocket. The 19 get's carried about 50% of the time in a Bladetech IWB and 50% in the fobus paddle. Don't feel like I am losing anything quality wise when I switch the the fobus.

Highly recommend getting one and finding out for yourself.


November 11, 2003, 09:44 PM
I have two ..... one for my P series (suits my P95 or P97) ...... and one for BHP. The latter i use mostly with FEG so as to spare my ''real'' BHP the rigors of carry!!!

I like them and reckon great value. The retention is often criticized ...... for being too tight. There are various lil fixes you can do ... but i find that with P series in particular ... retention is good to point of being able to do handstands (if I felt so inclined!!) ... the draw simply has to be ''snappy'' ..... and ''inertial'' approach whereby the draw is very brisk and then release is 100%.

Also ... retention of whole rig behind belt very reliable IMO.

November 11, 2003, 11:14 PM
I have a couple of them. I really like them. I have not given them any real serious workouts, but for what I have done with them, they work out well. I have a much more expensive Bladetek (sp) kydex holster which I HAVE used extensively and I don't see anything about it that makes it worth the much more substantial price.

November 12, 2003, 10:32 PM
I had a Fobus Paddle Holster pop a rivet on me a while back. I threw it away but I should have taken pictures because all the Fobus fans tell me it never happened. For Kydex holsters, I like Sidearmor.

November 13, 2003, 06:01 PM
The Fobi holsters are okay, but for few more bucks, I think the Uncle Mikes kydex are a better value.

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